So you think cleaning products are cheap? Depending on how big is your family and how often you clean your home, you will be surprised. In fact, it’s estimated that the average family spends around $600a year on cleaning supplies. So if you really sit down and do the math, you’ll realize that you spend quite a fortune on cleaning products if, let’s say, you clean your house on a weekly basis (which you should!). You seriously don’t have to spend too much money on cleaning products when you have all you need in the kitchen — from baking soda to salt and more. You can give your house deep-cleaning and even restore some damaged parts or prevent damage from happening altogether with these simple home remedies.
Try these home cleaning hacks for a better-looking home!
1. Baking soda for mold If sunlight doesn’t reach all parts of your home or live somewhere like the UK, mildew becomes your home buddy. Mildew, or mold, starts to grow in damp and unventilated areas and can trigger an allergic reaction, causing sneezing, runny nose, itchiness, and even shortness of breath. Wear a face mask and start mixing baking soda and water, put them in a bottle, and spray the solution on moldy areas on the wall or floor. Leave the solution for up to 10 minutes and scrub the area thoroughly with a brush. Try again as many times as you can; you will destroy the mold and restore the fresh look of your home, but most importantly, you will no longer be short of breath!
2. Salt & boiling water for clogged sink Does your kitchen sink always seem to be swimming in the water? You can just get that plunder out. But first, use some water with salt and pour it directly into the drain. But don’t forget to check if the problem is not from the drain but actually from a clogged garbage disposal. A clogged garbage disposal can stop up the drain and prevent water from going down. Run hot water to make sure, and if it still does not work, open the garbage disposal and remove any food debris.
3. Toothpaste for rust stains Your bathroom sink is getting rusty? I have a cheap home cleaning hack for you. The soap scum and high mineral contents cause rust to build up on porcelain skin, but you can quickly get rid of that using regular white toothpaste and make it look as fresh as new. Scrub the sink with a spare toothbrush or any brush or sponge and rinse properly; it will scrub it clean and leave no rust residue. After this, pay attention to any harsh chemicals such as hair dyes or nail polish as they are some of the main culprits behind rusty sinks.
4. Distilled vinegar for curtain stains Vinegar works with almost any home cleaning hacks. This time, you can easily and quickly remove pesky stains from curtains with no more than water, some lemon juice, and white vinegar. All you have to do is soak the curtains or sheets in a mix of distilled vinegar and water, add half part lemon juice and leave the fabric in the mixtures for up to one hour or so. You can then either air dry them or place them in the dryer and enjoy your brand new curtains and sheets!
5. A match for a smelly bathroom You’ve got one smelly bathroom right there! But don’t worry too much when you have a match to light up and cover that foul odor. Yes, lighting a match can cover the strong odor real quick, especially if you’re receiving unexpected guests and you want to do some damage control! The sulfur dioxide is stronger than that terrible odor and will do the trick just right. So how did you find these sworn-by home cleaning hacks? Let us know which ones you tried on your own home.